Today, more than ever, communication is essential for organizational leaders. Rider University’s M.A. in Business Communication gives students the tools to successfully lead organizations, even in turbulent times. Our graduates leave understanding crisis communication, team and organizational communication, effective presentations and much more. This program provides graduate students with the ability to think and write strategically with a clear, concise and compelling message in support of an organization's mission. In addition to mastering written, verbal and group communication, students will also learn about social media planning, legal and ethical implications of communication on a large-scale, diversity in the workplace and organizational culture and storytelling. These advanced skills are critical for those aspiring to senior positions.